Banner: Tolly 2 Holly Films
Cast: Jagapathi Babu, Priyamani, Hamsa Nandini, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Ali, Chalapathi Rao, Dharmavarapu, Rajyalakshmi and others
Music: M M Keeravani
Cinematography: Surender Reddy
Producer: Ganesh Indukuri
Release date: December 4, 2009
A love story spanning few years, the flick begins with Shashi (Jagapathi Babu) who is returning to India from the US. He takes up a job in the local college after achieving big things in the field of Zoology. His search for the right girl fails due to various reasons and it is when his college buddy Ravi (sunil) reminds him of Shailaja (Priyamani) that Sasi goes back to the college days. She falls in love with him but the practical man that he is, Sasi treats it as nothing. Shailaja hates him for that and now she become the strict principal for a girls college with all strict rules. Sasi decides to win her back and whether he is successful or not forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with an interesting theme and though the presentation was good, the narrative could have been better. The dialogues were simple but sensible, the script had few loose ends, the screenplay was effective. Background score was impressive and the songs were nice. Cinematography was excellent especially in the capturing of the songs. Editing was crisp, costumes were standard and the art department was average. Jagapathi Babu carries out his role without any issues and his job is smooth. Priyamani strikes a balance with good oomph show in songs and performance during the required scenes, Hamsa Nandini filled the glamour quota, Sunil was humorous though his role was small, Dharmavarapu, Brahmanandam, Ali and others did their bit as required.
The film deals with the aspect of relationship and especially love. Though the attempt can be appreciated to differentiate between practicality and sensitivity, it could have been brought up with more depth. The first half provides enough entertainment setting good expectations for the second half. However, that spirals down and loses the momentum, it also gets dragged due to the unwanted songs. Though there are scenes which could be objectionable to the family audience in terms of its sensuality, overall the film goes smoothly though it lacks great punch. This might be a profit grosser at the box office but not high returns. Publicity would be required for the same.
Tollywoodandhra Verdict : One time watcher